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Lithuanian bishop beatified as first Soviet-era martyr

Vilnius - Thousands gathered in Vilnius on Sunday for the beatification of a bishop imprisoned by the former Soviet regime, the first such event in the devoutly Catholic Baltic EU state.

NATO holds first war games on vulnerable Baltic corridor

Vilnius - NATO has held its first war games focused on defending the Suwalki Gap, a land corridor critical to the security of its Baltic allies, officials said Monday, amid tensions with Russia.

Robot rockers lead Lithuania's street music day

Vilnius - From folk singers to an all-robot rock band, hundreds of Lithuanian music lovers flocked streets and squares Saturday to celebrate Street Music Day in dozens of cities and towns nationwide.

US ready to add capabilities to deter Russia in Europe: Mattis

Vilnius - Pentagon chief Jim Mattis on Wednesday said the United States and NATO are prepared to deploy any capabilities necessary to help beef up air defence systems in the Baltic region.

Russia rejects Lithuanian bid to question Gorbachev

Vilnius - Russia has refused a Lithuanian bid to question ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev over Moscow's deadly 1991 crackdown on independence protesters in the Baltic state, justice authorities in Vilnius said Tuesday.

Facebook and Google duped out of $100 million in phishing scam

In march, news surfaced about a phishing scheme that scammed two US tech giants. At the time, the names were not disclosed, but it turned out that the victims were Google and Facebook.

Lithuania rushes to keep citizens as Brexit looms

Vilnius - As Brexit puts a question mark over the rights of EU nationals in Britain, Lithuania is rushing to let its citizens keep their Baltic passports if they opt to become British.

Historian says Lithuania's 'birth certificate' found in Berlin

Vilnius - A Lithuanian historian on Wednesday claimed to have found a rare original copy of the country's 1918 act of independence, which reestablished the Baltic state after more than a century of Russian rule.

Lithuania wants NATO command headquarters on eastern flank

Vilnius - Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite on Thursday urged NATO's top general to create new alliance command centres on its eastern flank to deter Russia, calling their current location in Europe a relic of the Cold War.

Lithuanian court jails Russian spies

Vilnius - A Lithuanian court on Tuesday jailed a Russian citizen and one of its own nationals for spying for Moscow, in the latest case of espionage as tension simmers between Russia and the West.

US role 'necessary' in Baltic air defence: Lithuania

Vilnius - Lithuania wants US President Donald Trump's administration to help beef up air defence in the Baltic region as security concerns grow over Russia, President Dalia Grybauskaite said Saturday.

Lithuania probes fake German troops rape claim

Vilnius - Lithuanian prosecutors said Friday they had opened a probe into who was responsible for spreading false allegations of a rape committed by German troops freshly deployed to the Baltic NATO state.

Trump signals support for Ukraine's territorial integrity

Vilnius - US President Donald Trump signalled support for Ukraine's territorial integrity in a letter released on Friday, as Kiev grapples with an upsurge in fighting with Russia-backed separatists.

Lithuanian lawmaker wants Kaliningrad returned to EU

Kaliningrad - Linas Balsys, a Lithuanian lawmaker suggests that the European Union should be seriously considering how it can take back the small region of Kaliningrad that is now part of Russia and "return" it to Europe.

Germans, Belgians land in Lithuania for NATO deployment

Vilnius - The first group of German and Belgian troops arrived in Lithuania on Tuesday, part of a NATO move to reinforce its eastern flank in a bid to deter a militarily resurgent Russia.

Lithuania to build fence on border with Russian exclave

Vilnius - Lithuania said Monday it plans to use EU funds to build a fence on the border with Russia's highly militarised Kaliningrad exclave to boost security and prevent smuggling.

US troop deployment to Poland 'proportionate': NATO

Vilnius - A senior NATO official on Friday called Washington's deployment of an armoured brigade to Poland and other eastern allies a "proportionate and measured" response to Russian military activity near the region.

NATO and Russia in game of cat and mouse in Baltic skies

Siauliai - French jets have been engaged in a game of cat and mouse with Russian fighters in the skies above the Baltic states, as NATO keeps a close eye on Russia's ambitions.

Lithuania cabinet sworn in as Russia fears rise

Vilnius - Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis' new cabinet of political outsiders was sworn in Tuesday, with rising defence fears over Russia and social woes topping the agenda in the eurozone and NATO member.

Lithuania farmers' party seals coalition deal with leftists

Vilnius - The centrist LPGU farmers' party that scored a surprise victory in October's general election said Tuesday it had sealed a majority coalition deal with the Social Democrats of outgoing premier Algirdas Butkevicius.
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